I had started to create a face using torn pieces of paper on a canvas which I quite enjoyed doing. I added a little warm colour just to the cheeks but the colour did spread out since I used the same brush for the glue!
I was worried she was a little thin in the face so I made her face a little more rounded and when I cut her out she did seem a lot better.
I created the background by just tearing lots of different types of paper and ironing them to calico using bondaweb. There were a few loose ends however but I opted to solve them by adding stitching.
I must admit that I really liked the effect and am quite taken with this line drawing in a darker thread.
The background however still needed something to fix in all the loose ends of the torn paper and something to tie it all together. So I opted to have a go at script and put it sideways to make it look more like a pattern. Also I used a brown thread to push it back into the background as I didn't want to overshadow the faces. I chose a quote by Helen Keller as I really liked it!
The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched
- they must be felt with the heart.
Here is the finished piece. I don't think that I want to add anything further to it.
Please let me have copies or bring along your paper stitched pieces with you to the next meeting and I can post them here. If you would like to add any commentary about how you made your piece that would be wonderful too.